Tax cuts are theft

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    TAX CUTS ARE THEFT

    We, the People built our democracy and the empowerment and protections it bestows. We built the infrastructure, schools and all of the public structures, laws, courts, monetary system, etc. that enable enterprise to prosper. That prosperity is the bounty of our democracy and by contract it is supposed to be shared and reinvested. That is the contract. Our system enables some people to become wealthy but all of us are supposed to benefit from this system. Why else would We, the People have set up this system, if not for the benefit of We, the People?

    http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/201 ... lification
     
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    What a load of swill.
     
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    :clap2:

    Said it before..and will say it again.

    Commies don't pay taxes.
     
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    Right?

    Sadly, "We the People" decided that around half of us should pay no income tax, making the rest of us easy targets for the parasites.
     
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    You may have a point..although I wouldn't go so far as to call people like the Koch Brothers "parasites". I mean people like Thane and Madoff are still Americans.

    They may leech off the economy with sweet tax payer deals..where risk is socialized and profit is privatized but people like Trump do not deserve to be called parasites.

    They just need to pay their fair share.

    Taxes should change the name too.

    Patriot payments..I like the ring of that.

    Yeah..Patriot Payments.
     
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    Perhaps you would not go so far as to call some people parasites because you have a vague knowledge of the meaning of the word.

    Patriot Payments is not bad though. Orwell would be proud.
     
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    So let me get this straight...
    Taking money out of my paycheck before I even see it to pay for a BUNCH of programs that I do not support, and to hand over to people who don't even have a job - is not theft.
    But if I want to have less of this money taken out - it is.

    Yeah.
     
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    Orwell would be proud.

    As to the OP, that is scary. The person who earns the money owns the money. The idea that the government owns all the earnings is what made the Ottoman and Manchu empires such great places to live.
     
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    The link leads to a page that says "page not available".

    The text you quoted is spot on. But it applies far more succinctly to globalizing corporatists than it does even the rich imo. Giant corporations that benefit for decades on the infrastructure and incubative climate of the US to acquire stature and then offshore whole industries are truly parasitic. They kill the host nation in the end.

    Whereas increasing wealth disparity merely kills the dreams of the poor.
     
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    What the OP said is correct. The society itself is what subsidizes most of the wages we all receive in the US regardless of where we are on the income ladder.

    Evidence of this is our wealth, our standard of living and our wages vs the rest of the world.

    The bargain is: you can make a lot of money but you have to give some back. It's a bargain. If you had sense you would embrace it.

    Try to make a decent living in Haiti or Afghanistan with a zero tax rate and get back to me.
     
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